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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Saturday Tennis Results





Dubai, UAE
February 17-February 22, 2014

Results - Saturday, February 22, 2014
Singles - Final
(WC) Venus Williams (USA) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 63 60

Doubles - Final
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) 62 57 108 (Match TB)

Final Facts

- Williams wins her 45th WTA title and first of 2014.
- Williams has won her past 15 matches in Dubai, having lifted the title on her two previous visits, in 2009 and 2010; her win-loss record in WTA finals now stands at 45-28.
- Williams is the first unseeded player and also the first wildcard to lift the title in the tournament's 14-year history.
- Cornet falls to 3-4 in WTA finals; all six of her previous finals were on clay.
- Williams improves her head-to-head record against Cornet to 5-0.
- Williams is projected to rise to No.29 when the new rankings are released.
- Kudryavtseva and Rodionova win their fourth WTA title together; Kudryavtseva now has seven career titles to her name, while Rodionova has eight.

Final Quotes
Venus Williams:
"First of all, I think Alizé is playing great. I think if she continues to play like that, she's going to play deep in a lot of tournaments and keep improving. I think it's great to see that, because she's a great addition to the game. She brings so much passion on the court, so it's great to see her playing well. I mean, I was definitely fully expecting to play Serena, so for her to get that win was awesome. But I have had a good week. Everything is falling together pretty much, is all I can say."

Alizé Cornet: "63 60 is a bit tough in an hour and 30, so I guess there was a battle on the court, but she was just better than me – that's it, really there's nothing else to say. She was playing more aggressively. She was pushing me out of the court very far from the baseline. I didn't play as deep as yesterday and didn't serve as well – but Venus played well the whole week and deserves this title."


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